This year, Disability Awareness Day (DAD) takes place on Sunday 10 July, with a large exhibition at Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington. Led by volunteers, the event promotes a ‘can do’ culture and aims to raise awareness for services that enable people with disabilities to gain more independence and fulfil their potential.
With over 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services, organisations from various sectors will be promoting independence for those with disabilities in both the working and living environment. Exhibition events will also be held showcasing the capabilities of those with disabilities in the world of entertainment, sports and art to encourage a positive change in attitude towards disabled members of society.
Alison Appelboam Meadows, a partner in the clinical negligence team at Penningtons Manches comments: “Attending such events enables those with disabilities, and their families, to gain an insight into the services and equipment that could transform their lives on a daily basis. I have seen how something as simple as a special harness that enables a child who will never walk independently to walk along with a parent, or an off-road buggy that enables a disabled person to access the beach, can make a huge difference to their lives.”
Penningtons Manches’ clinical negligence and personal injury team regularly acts on behalf of disabled individuals. We understand that disability affects each person differently and appreciate the many challenges they face on a daily basis. We recognise that accurate assessment is required to ensure that those with disabilities are provided with the correct aids and equipment to enable them to maximise their independence and to enjoy the everyday activities that others take for granted.
If you or someone you know would like advice on pursuing a clinical negligence or personal injury claim, please do not hesitate to contact us.